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Pinocchio Del Arte

About the Story

Pinocchio Del Arte Carlo Collodi (1826-1890) was born Carlo Lorenzini in Florence, Italy, and was the eldest of 10 children. His father was a cook and his mother was a servant. Collodi worked as a journalist, magazine editor, and translator of childrenís stories before he became an author of childrenís stories. The Adventures of Pinocchio was first serialized in an Italian childrenís magazine (1881-1883). The novel became a best-seller and is considered one of the most famous childrenís stories ever written. The first illustration of Pinocchio was drawn by Enrico Mazzanti in 1883.


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